Arlington’s Jobless Rate Drops

The unemployment rate is down in most metro areas across the country — and Arlington is no exception.

Newly-released data for April shows that Arlington’s jobless rate dropped to 4.0 percent from 4.8 percent in March.

Arlington is holding on to the title of lowest unemployment in the region and the state. Alexandria city had the next-lowest rate, at 4.5 percent. The rate is 6.7 percent for Virginia as a whole, and 9.5 percent for the entire U.S.

According to the Virginia Employment Commission, 5,607 Arlington residents were listed as unemployed in April, out of a total workforce of 139,458.

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